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|Classification:||Cobalt Mine Nickel Mine|
|Address:||Loos Koboltgruva, Gruvbyn, 82050 Loos, Tel: +46-657-10533, Cell: +46-705619729, Fax: +46-657-10480. E-mail:|
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|1751||element nickel discovered in ore from this mine.|
The Loos Koboltgruva (Loos Cobalt Mine) was opened by Henrik Kalmeter from Falun. There are underground tours, a slide show, a mining exhibition, and a mineral collection.
Loos hase become a part of science history, when in 1751 the element nickel was discovered in ore from this mine. It was probably gersdorffite (NiAsS), one of about 40 minerals found here. This is not clear as the mineral gersdorffite was named much later, around 1842 after Herr von Gersdorff, the owner of the Schladming Mine, Austria.